The micro:bit is an awesome piece of tiny hardware, and I just wanted to make sure we gave you another programming environment with which to play.

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Sometimes, when testing power supplies, it's handy to be able to load them consistently. This gizmo will help you do that.

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See what's inside the SCiO Pocket Molecular Scanner in this teardown tutorial.

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Now I'll use these 60 USB supplies to see if I can weld!

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Utilizing an X-Band Motion Sensor to not only detect movement but trigger music too!

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Inspired to try something new for International Week of Making, Mary mixed and poured concrete over electronics in her office.

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Fence-a-Mole: A real-world "fencing training" game made using XBee and the ADXL345

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Learn about the Propagand-Eye, a custom badge created for a soldering workshop at the Colorado Burning Man regional event, Apogaea.

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Here I've got 60 USB charger power supplies wired in parallel, just to see what happens.

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How a hamster ball and Blynk app can detect not only motion, but perhaps something paranormal?

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A lot of the questions we field are related to accomplishing something cheaper via DIY. Until recently, chances of succeeding were variable, but things are starting to change.

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A tour of our humble R&D abode and some of the projects we've been cooking.

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In this Enginursday, we'll explore some of the problems that can creep up when connecting I2C devices

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Amazon has released an example allowing you to create an Alexa endpoint on a Raspberry Pi 3 (or 2B). It's free and open source, so you can tear it apart, see how it works and modify it as you see fit!

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This post explores how to use the power control features of the Battery Babysitter to make a product with the features we expect from portable embedded electronics.

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As I've been on location the past couple months attached to a secret project, I decided this week's build was going to be a motion detector I could use in the field.

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The market for connectors is enormous. Let's discuss how to find the connector that works for you.

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Learn the basics of SPICE simulation with Linear Technologies' free LTspice program.

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